HI! THE LINGOGO APP IS PRODUCED BY LITTLE MOUSE CO.
We’re a digital publisher obsessed with learning about our world’s languages and cultures. At Little Mouse Co we aim to publish the most innovative, useful, and beautiful interactive dual-language stories in the world for language learners.
The publishing and app development industries are developing rapidly and we believe it’s important to be quick, nimble and flexible to stay at the top of our game (like a mouse - get it?). Small in size, large in ideas, passion and ambition!
Our big picture goals are to entertain (because fun is important), to encourage lifelong-learning (because knowledge has no limits) and to promote intercultural respect and understanding (which needs no explanation).
We’re a bunch of kiwis operating from the sunny shores of Mount Maunganui, the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, and the bustling centre of London.
THE CREW AND HOW WE GOT TOGETHER
Shelley used to read hordes of Spanish children’s books and random magazines to practise her Spanish. One day, with a book for teenagers in one hand and a Spanish dictionary in the other she said to herself, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if I could do this with stories that I actually find entertaining?’ Then she said, ‘Even better - what if those stories were set-up specifically to make dual-language reading easy?’
Lizzie is Shelley’s daughter. She has a background in media and publishing. She happened to be visiting home and helping herself to the pantry when she overheard her mum’s idea. ‘We can publish that,’ she said.
Lizzie rang Hannah, an old flatmate and great friend who had just moved to London. ‘I can design that,’ Hannah said.
Little Mouse Co. and the Lingogo app were born.